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For a fantastic day out for the whole family in York, visit the award winning National Railway Museum. Get up close to over 300 years of fascinating history in York's only National Museum. Explore our giant halls full of trains and railway legends...more
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Reviewed today via mobile

Went here at the beginning of the summer heatwave and it was so great to be out of it and being nostalgic. The exhibitions are amazing and really do take you back in time, you need more than a couple of hours to enjoy it...More

Thank spanishbasqueheart
Reviewed today

Its has some very nice trains on display but apart from one or two carriages you cannot enter any of the trains which I found very boring,

Thank Mad W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Can't believe this is FREE, been to other places in the UK where you are charged an arm and a leg for half as much. Well worth a visit, very interesting

Thank Linda H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went here today and had a great day. Our 2 year old loves trains and this was a great day for him. Free admission with just a donation and £10 for all day parking opposite the museum is great value for money. The staff...More

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Reviewed yesterday

this I would recommend for first time visting. after that. I would go but a very long time after. they are running out of room to put anything and it's getting very crammed to put things. and having to rearrange everything.

Thank Vivian E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Its a very interesting place, especially if you are into trains. In all honesty, we only went because we had a couple of hours to kill and didn't know what else to do, but we had a good time and there was plenty to look...More

Thank Jody L
Reviewed yesterday

Good four hours needed to see all the exhibits. Cafe very busy but the food is good. Entry is free but you are asked for a donation. I would say £5 or£10 is not too much considering all the exhibits there are.

Thank David S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely brilliant day out, we spent 3 hours here with a 4, 9, 35 & 62 year old, we all loved it. I especially enjoyed the postal train and video.

Thank sarah c
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came here with my nephew who was really excited to see the mallord. I didn't think enjoy it but was surprised how much I did enjoy myself. Plenty of history and demonstrations. Fabulous day out x

Thank juju382017
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent a good 2 to 3 hours in here, it's a wonderful museum and free, donations welcome. Lovely cafe, really fun miniature railway, such a great museum, highly recommend.

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Racheal C
26 July 2018|
Response from David E | Reviewed this property |
Don't think it's air conditioned (that would be a -huge space- to cool!), but the buildings have very high ceilings, which will help
14 July 2018|
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Response from MJTMJN | Reviewed this property |
When we visited last week admission is free but the suggested donation is £5. Also, there is a car park right opposite the museum but not sure how much it was.
5 July 2018|
Response from Natasha09 | Reviewed this property |
There is some luggage storage at the end of each cabin so should be ok